Friday, July 19, 2024

Frequently Asked Annuity Questions


Q.

When can I start Participating in the Plan?

A.

Effective July 22, 1999, you generally are eligible to participate in the Plan on the date that you first perform an hour of service with an Employer. However, on or after January 1, 1992, but before July 22, 1999, you generally had to complete one year of service to become a participant in this Plan. Each Participant of the Prior Plan on January 1, 1987 continues to be a Participant in this Plan.

Q.

What is a Plan Year?

A.

The Plan Year is a twelve-month period beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 of each year. The records of the plan are maintained on a plan year basis.

Q.

Do I need to do anything to enroll in the Plan?

A.

Enrollment in the Plan is automatic. However, you should complete an enrollment form to ensure that the Plan Administrator has your correct address and contact information, and so that you can designate your Beneficiary.

Q.

When do I become vested?

A.

If you first qualified as a Participant on or after January 1, 1992, you are 100% vested in your account if you have at least (1) Hour of Service during the Plan Year.

Q.

How do I become eligible to withdraw money from my account?

A.

You can withdraw money from your account if you are age 60 and terminate employment, if you are deemed disabled or if you separate from Covered Employment for a period of six consecutive months.

Q.

May I borrow against my Annuity Plan?

A.

There are no loans.

Q.

How is my account invested?

A.

The Trustees will decide how the Trust Fund is invested, and your account will be a share of the Trust Fund. Accordingly, your account will increase or decrease in value as the Trust Fund increases and decreases in value.

Q.

What happens to my account when I die?

A.

If you die before you terminate employment, the full amount then credited to your account will be paid to your Beneficiary.

Q.

How do I designate a Beneficiary for my Individual Account?

A.

Contact the Fund Office for an enrollment form to designate a Beneficiary.

Q.

What if I get divorced?

A.

Please contact the Fund Office.

Q.

How do I apply for a benefit?

A.

Please contact the Fund Office.